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Date: 5/13/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter May 14
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,
The inaugural Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher sessionhosted by Ben Lohmeyer, is TODAY Thursday May 14, 12:30PM - 1:30PM AEST, via Zoom: This first session will focus on Postgraduate Research in the next 6 months in a panel discussion of the challenges and opportunities when doing Postgraduate research as a result of Covid-19. With panel members Karen Farquharson, Brady Robards, Brendan Churchill and Marina Khan. The panel will take questions from the audience.
TASA Thursdays - save the dates:
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with Alan Petersen presenting, May 21, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom"COVID-19, loneliness and digital media"
Casual Catch-up with 2018 Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award recipient David Rowe, May 2812:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom The topic of David's discussion will be announced on May 21st. 
Rapid Peer Support session hosted by Ash Watson, Thursday June 4,  12:00PM - 1:00PM AEST
Volunteer to be a speaker here:
Join the monthly Zoom meeting to participate as a peer supporter. 
Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session hosted by Ben LohmeyerThursday June 11, 12:30PM - 1:30PM AEST, via Zoom: “Pitching your research in the context of COVID-19”. This session will be suitable for postgraduates and early career researchers. 
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson. Speaker TBC. June 1812:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom
Casual Catch-up with 2017 Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award recipient Johanna Wyn, Thursday June 2512:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom “Implications of COVID-19 for researching young people”. 
Rapid Peer Support session hosted by Ash Watson, Thursday July 2,  12:00PM - 1:00PM AEST
Volunteer to be a speaker here:
Join the monthly Zoom meeting to participate as a peer supporter. 
Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher sessionhosted by Ben LohmeyerThursday July 9, 12:30PM - 1:30PM AEST, via Zoom: Topic, TBC.
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson. Speaker TBC, July 23, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom

A warm congratulations is extended to fellow member Georgie Harwood on being awarded an Executive Dean's Commendation for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award for 2019" for, "What is the Meaning of Sport for Young People from Refugee Backgrounds? A Case Study of a State High School in Brisbane, Queensland", Queensland University of Technology. 
Members' Publications


Jordan McKenzie & Rebecca Olson (2020) How coronavirus will change the way Australians live long after restrictions are lifted. SBS News, May 10.
Jo Lindsay, Claire Tanner & Deana Leahy (2020) Family meals during the pandemic: The good, the bad and the struggle. The Lens, May 8.
Brady Robards (2020) Charting a new course under lockdown in Sydney. The Age, May 8. 
Karen Block (2020) How Will COVID-19 Magnify Existing Health Inequalities for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum? Melbourne Social Equity Institute, May 7. 

Journal Articles

Donna Bridges, Elizabeth Wulff, Larissa Bamberry, Branka Krivokapic-Skoko & Stacey Jenkins (2020) Negotiating gender in the male-dominated skilled trades: a systematic literature review, Construction Management and Economics, DOI: 10.1080/01446193.2020.1762906
Briskman, L. and Poynting, S. (2019) ‘Free Speech for Justice for Palestinians: A Human Rights Conundrum’, Krakow International Studies, XVI, 4, 13-33. [DOI: 10.34697/2451-0610-ksm-2019-4-001]

Informed News & Analysis

James Arvanitakis (2020) Teen TV shows like Netflix's Never Have I Ever can comfort you as an adult. ABC Life, May 7. 


James Arvanitakis (2020) What is Power? In the Cactus, May 10.
Enqi Weng (2020) Does the media ‘get’ religion? ABC RN's God Forbid, May 10. 

Note, all 2020 Awards will be presented during an online event later this year. 

Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award

This award is made to a TASA member who has demonstrated outstanding, significant and sustained service to Australian sociology over many years. While not necessarily a lifetime achievement award, candidates for the Distinguished Service Award would usually be nearing the end of their careers.
For the full details, please see the award web page here.
Nominations close May 31st.

Outstanding Service to TASA Award

This honour is accorded to a TASA member who has demonstrated an outstanding level of participation in and promotion of TASA over a number of years. There are many ways in which this can occur, but in all cases the quality of the service is the determining criterion, rather than the quantity alone.
For the full details, please see award page here.
Nominations close May 31st. 

Teaching Sociology Award

This award celebrates outstanding contributions to enhancing the pedagogy, practice or outcomes of teaching and learning sociology in Australia.It recognises contributions at the disciplinary level (rather than acknowledging excellence in teaching within the classroom or institutions).
For the full details, please see award page here.
Nominations close June 15. 

Sociology in Action Award

This scholarship seeks to encourage the participation of sociologists working outside academe (in areas such as private industry, government and non-government organisations, and private contract and consultancy work) with The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). The TASA Executive would like to encourage non-academic members who have conducted applied research or written sociological papers on their work to apply for the scholarship.
For the full details, please see the award page here.
Nominations close June 15. 

Early Career Researcher - Best Paper Prize

The TASA Prize for the most distinguished peer-reviewed article published by an Early Career Researcher is an annual process that uses academic peer review to select a paper of outstanding quality published in any journal during the previous three calendar years (ie the 2020 Award will assess papers that were published from 2017 – 2019).
For the full details, please see award page here.
Nominations close June 30.

Postgraduate Impact & Engagement Award

This new annual award recognises the impact and engagement of a Postgraduate TASA member’s scholarship that is of high social value to Australian society and/or sociology. This award is not limited to publications but also to outstanding contributions in teaching, community work and non-traditional academic outputs. The award seeks to value and encourage an understanding of scholarship and impact that extends beyond publication and citation metrics. This award draws on the Boyer model of scholarship recognising the value of Discovery, Integration, Application and Teaching.
For the full details, please see the award page here.
Nominations close July 31st.
Thematic Groups
In case you missed it, the recording of the NextGenMEM 'Conversations About Global Partnerships in Comparative Research' can be accessed via TASA's YouTube Channel.

Introducing the new conveners for the
Cultural Sociology thematic group:
Eduardo de la Fuente, Margaret Gibson & Michael Walsh

Eduardo de la Fuente
Eduardo de la Fuente is Adjunct Research Fellow in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, University of Wollongong; and a long-term Faculty Fellow of the Yale Center for Cultural Sociology. He is interested in the material, spatial and aesthetic dimensions of social, urban and organizational life. Recent publications have covered: the importance of “textures” in understanding social life; the “qualitative” social theory of Georg Simmel; the use of sound to shape spatial atmospheres; ways of experiencing the Blue Mountains landscape; and attitudes to concrete surfaces and to Brutalist architecture. Eduardo recently co-edited (with Ariella Van Luyn) Regional Cultures, Economies and Creativity (Routledge, 2020) and has published in journals such as The Sociological Review, Cultural Sociology, Housing, Theory and Society, Sociological Theory and Distinktion: The Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory. He recently became a fellow of the Institute for Place Management and sees “place” (and place-related “professions”) as one of the many “applied” areas in which cultural sociologists may wish to deploy their toolkits.
Margaret Gibson
Margaret Gibson has written extensively on death, mourning, media and material culture and author of the monographs Objects of the Dead: Mourning and Memory in Everyday Life (2008, MUP), Living and Dying in a Virtual World: Digital Kinship, Nostalgia and Mourning in Second Life (2019, co-author Clarissa Carden), Palgrave. She has co-edited a forthcoming book The Moral Uncanny in Black Mirror, (2020, Palgrave). Margaret is currently teaching a course on Death, Grief and Culture. She is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
Michael Walsh
Michael Walsh is Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Bachelor of Social and Economic Policy in the School of Politics, Economics and Society, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra. His research agenda pursues sociological themes related to communication technologies and exploring how people make sense of the world through the meaning they generate through their experiences and uses of technology. Recent projects include examining the visual dimensions of identity and performance strategies on social networking sites like Instagram, investigating the tactics Twitter users adapt in navigating incivility online, and another project that studies the visual dimensions of sharing tourism experiences through digital photography. Michael is embarking on a new project that investigates the role of streaming platforms—such as Spotify—as they relate to music consumption. His work has been published in journals such as Symbolic Interaction, Housing, Theory and Society, Continuum, Sociological Inquiry and New Media and Society. His primary role in the Cultural Sociology Thematic Group will be to coordinate the group’s social and digital media platforms.

TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Call for a new editorial team 2021 - 2024

The TASA Executive seeks to appoint a new editorial team for the Journal of Sociology for the four-year term 2021–2024. The term of the current editors expires at the end of 2020, although copy for the first issue of 2021 will be organised.The journal receives financial and administrative assistance from TASA and from the publisher, Sage. Manuscript submission is done on-line through ScholarOne.
All members of the editorial team (Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors) must be TASA members and ideally will be located within a department of sociology or a School/unit that offers a major sequence of sociology, including doctoral studies. The Executive are willing to consider applications from an editorial team at a single university or a consortia of staff at two or more universities. Such consortia will be required to demonstrate that they have the capability to work effectively across locations. TASA will provide the Managing Editor with a complimentary TASA membership. 
Expression of interest deadline: June 1. For the full details, read on...

Special Issue 2022: Call for Guest Editors

Kate Huppatz and Steve Matthewman invite expressions of interest to guest edit the 2022 Special Edition of JoS. Special Editions may address any sociological theme that is likely to be of interest to the Journal’s readership. Papers featured in special editions are subject to the normal process of peer review. Selection of papers and coordination of the peer review process will be the responsibility of the Guest Editors. Papers may be selected via invitation or a general ‘call for papers’ (organised by the guest editors). Final copy for this special edition is due on the third of September, 2021 and publication will be in March 2022.
Expressions of interest deadline: June 22. Read on...

Health Sociology Review

Call for papers: November 2021 Special Issue 

Progressing critical posthuman perspectives in health sociology

Sociologists have increasingly engaged with more-than-human understandings and posthuman perspectives on health and illness to move beyond dualistic understandings of the biological and the social, agency and structure, digital and physical. With a focus on ontology, health sociologists have fruitfully engaged with posthumanism to elucidate how health processes and experiences materialise through human-non-human relationality as biosocial environments. 
This Special Issue aims to consolidate, challenge and expand the contribution of posthuman thought to health sociology. Special Issue editors Kim McLeod & Simone Fullagar are seeking empirical and theoretical contributions which progress key themes currently emerging in the field.
To be considered for submission and review, please email an abstract of 250-300 words to Kim McLeod by 15 June 2020. Abstracts will be reviewed by 30 June 2020. A limited number will be selected to go forward for peer review. If selected to go forward, contributors must undertake to submit their piece for peer review by 1 February 2021.

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Current Scholarship Opportunities
Other Events, News & Opportunities


New: Holding Space and Place: IDAHOBIT in COVID-19
IDAHOBIT day is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia and discrimination against people with an intersex condition.
Monday May 18th, 1pm - 2pm (AEST). Read on...

Online Seminar

The Monash Migration & Inclusion Centre online seminar: Dr Francesco Ricatti - 'Youth in the city: one place many cultures'
Tuesday 26 May 12-1pm (AEST)
For details, and to register: Read on... 

Call for Book Chapters 

Social Control Policies - Governing Human Lives and Health in Times of Pandemics
300 words suggestions to be submitted by 31st of May.
Chapters will be due by 30th of November, 2020. 
Read on...

Art/Research International special issue: Fiction as Research – Writing Beyond the Boundary Lines

Guest edited by Dr Ash Watson and A/Prof Jessica Smartt Gullion

(Submission due June 1; Anticipated publication date February 2021)

This special edition calls for submissions that progress the use and understanding of fiction in/as research. We seek authors who consider fiction in ways that move beyond translation, beyond instruction, and beyond utility. We invite contributions on fiction as research or fiction within the research process. We are particularly interested in ambitious pieces that attempt both – that creatively explore the complex relationships between practice (or method), form, theory, and context. That is, we seek pieces on or of fiction that offer critical analyses and consider the affordances and limitations of fiction in doing this work. Full call at

ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme

This publishing subsidy is designed to assist early career researchers working in Australian Studies.
International Australian Studies Association
Up to $1,500 in Award money
Closing Date: 5pm (EST), 30 June. Read on...


Social Boundaries of Work. Politics and ideologies of work
Warsaw, on 28-29 October
The Sociology of Work Section of the Polish Sociological Association in cooperation with Warsaw Branch of PTS and Institute of Sociology WFiS and Institute of Applied Social Sciences WSNSIR University of Warsaw
Submission deadline: TOMORROW 15th May. After 15th May they will announce if there will be any changes regarding the date of the conference, taking into account the constantly changing circumstances caused by COVID-19. Read on...
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